Ok, so the movie is a turkey - a guilty pleasure, at best. That's a movie - and I'm here to talk about Flash Gordon comics. We're talking 72 pages of oversized Al Williamson here - that alone is enough to convince me. I knew that Gold Key/Whitman had adapted the movie as part of the ongoing Flash Gordon series, but I only recently became aware of the fact that it had been collected into one nice package. You know, the actual story to the movie really ain't all that bad - it's just the execution... and the acting. Bruce Jones and Al Williamson seem like a pretty capable team, and from what I've seen - Williamson's lush pencils are absoultely perfect for a Flash Gordon story. The only real question remaining is why don't I already own this one?
Groovin' Back In the Summertime: July 1971
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